News To Know: body discovered by abandoned farmhouse, motorcycle hit and run, train collides with tractor trailer

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – The Jasper County sheriff’s department opens an investigation after a body is found in a vehicle in a rural part of the county. Authorities say the body was found around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon near Civil War and Pine Road at a long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown. Detectives say a vehicle was found behind the farmhouse with the body inside, believed to be that of a missing Alba woman, Michele Stone. Authorities do not suspect foul play at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. Click here to read more about this story.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities in Newton County, Missouri open an investigation after a vehicle flees the scene after rear-ending a motorcycle and injuring its rider. The crash happened shortly before 10:00 pm Monday along I-49 Gateway Drive. Authorities say 52-year-old Bradley Pippin was riding his motorcycle north near the gateway exit when he was hit. Pippen was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

COFFEYVILLE, Ks. – A Montgomery County Kansas Road was closed Wednesday morning after a train collided with a tractor-trailer. It happened on South Walnut near Coffeyville. Authorities say no one was injured in the crash. Click here if you’d like more information about this story.

PITTSBURG, Ks. – Authorities in Pittsburg have charged a man for firing a gun near a house with children in it and damaging property. Police say around 3:00 Wednesday morning they responded to a domestic incident. When they arrived — they found 39-year-old Corbin Murray in the backyard of the home with a shotgun and rifle pointed in the direction of an officer. Police were able to knock the weapons out of his hands and arrest him. Authorities say before that Murray hit a woman in the home and damaged property while children were inside. Murray is charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, and five counts of aggravated endangering a child. Click here to read more about this story.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: On Tuesday voters in Kansas had a chance to vote on whether or not to protect abortion rights in the state and voters came out in droves…to vote to uphold the state’s abortion protections. A significant number of voters turned out for what was a statewide election and it was the first test any state has faced since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We want to know what you think: do you think the issue of abortion and abortion rights should be in the hands of the voters? Head over to the Instapoll section of our website and vote now.